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Other excellent food sources include:
1 glass of orange juice or 1/4C of wheat germ or a small handful of dried soybeans and 1 egg or 2 slices of bread or 1/4 of a cantaloupe and 1 cup of pinto, black or navy beans or two cups of cooked turnip greens, spinach or asparagus or 1 tablespoon brewer's yeast" (25).
1 cup of most breakfast cereals = 100mcg
1/2 cup boiled lentils = 180mcg
1/2 cup pinto beans = 147mcg
1/2 cup boiled asparagus = 130mcg
1/2 cup boiled spinach = 130mcg
1/2 cup wheat germ = 100mcg
1/2 cup orange juice, from concentrate = 109mcg
1/2 cup chickpeas, canned = 80mcg
1 cup spinach, fresh = 109mcg
1 cup split peas, cooked = 123mcg
"The holidays are here. Given today's economy and the demand for toxic-free toys, parents are on the lookout for affordable, natural toys. Let Mothering help you choose the safest, highest quality gifts that won't break the bank.The other Mothering webinar I participated in was excellent, and I imagine this one will be very helpful too!
Mothering's own product reviewer, Candace Walsh, will help you find toys under $20 and answer the question "When is 'Made in China' OK?"
Also, green expert Mindy Pennybacker will discuss toxin-free toy options for your kids.
And mama crafter Amber Dusick will take the scariness out of scroll saw wooden toy making and discuss natural paint options."
Rite Aid Brand Prenatal: 200mgSurprised?
Rainbow Light Prenatal: 200mg
GNC Prenatal: 500mg
One-a-Day Prenatal: 300mg
Stuart Prenatal: 200mg
Honestly, calcium was never a problem for me, because I love dairy. If I had one serving of cheese during the day (approximately 150mg), plus two glasses of milk for dinner (which equals 4 cups of milk, for a total of 1200mg), that was my calcium. People who don't tolerate dairy well, though, or who simply don't like it, need to be more mindful about including non-dairy calcium-rich foods in their daily diets.
Milk, low-fat: 1 cup = 300mg Cottage Cheese: 1 cup = 155mg Yogurt, low-fat, plain: 1 cup = 400mg Parmesan cheese: 1 ounce = 336mg Cheddar cheese: 1 ounce = 200mg Sardines: 3 ounce = 371mg Orange juice, calcium-fortified: 1 cup = 300mg Tofu: 3 ounces = 190mg Salmon: 3 ounces = 180mg Broccoli, chopped (raw): 1/2 cup = 47mg Almonds: 1 ounce = 80mg Cereal, calcium-fortified: 1/2 cup = 100-200mg Spinach, cooked: 1/2 cup = 136mg Orange: 1 medium = 50mg Soybean nuts: 1/4 cup = 116 1 cup of milk or fortified soy or rice milk and 1 cup of yogurt or fortified soy or rice yogurt or 1 cup of cooked collard or turnip greens and 3 ounces of sardines or 1 stalk of broccoli and 1 cup of cooked turnip greens (26).
"During gestation, it helps compensate for higher calcium needs by increasing the average amount absorbed into your bones from food - from about 20 to 25 percent prior to pregnancy to as much as 50 percent during pregnancy. While nursing, your body compensates for the loss in breast milk by reducing calcium losses in the urine . . . Regardless of absorption, you need to make sure you get enough of this mineral prior to, during, and after pregnancy" (78).In Having a Baby, Naturally, Peggy O'Mara explains that calcium is aborbed better when taken with vitamin C and vitamin D (26).
Avoid "natural source" calcium pills like bone meal or oyster shell because they might contain lead, a very toxic metal.
Take the calcium supplement at a different time - not at the same time as a prenatal or iron supplement, because calcium interferes with iron absorption, and iron interferes with calcium absorption.
Take calcium with vitamin C and vitamin D (400IU) to increase absorption.
Know how much of the calcium in your supplement is elemental - that's the amount that's actually usable by your body.
Taking calcium before bed may help you sleep.